Our home in the Rocky Mountains in the spring is a time of intense bird activity. In May we enjoy our first invasions of migrating hummingbirds for the year; three species and over two dozen
individual birds creating a spectacular sound and light show. Although spanning no more than two weeks, the intensity and excitement of the visits leave me with many fond moments and
wonderful painting ideas.
The inspiration for this piece came form watching the interaction of sunlight on the hummingbirds feathers. As sunlight passing through a prism creates a rainbow of colour, so to is the interplay between light and the little hummer's iridescent feathers.